Thursday, July 12, 2012

Single lady style statement: Katie Holmes dons tight leather trousers for dinner date with a friend

By Sarah Fitzmaurice

It's a style metamorphosis that has not gone unnoticed.

Since Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise she has been sporting a much younger, sexier style than she has been seen in throughout her marriage.

The heels have been slipped back on, after a long hiatus, and the actress is sporting a sleeker, more polished look.

Single style statement: Katie Holmes went out for dinner with a friend in New York last night in a pair of black leather trousers and a cream jacket

Last night was no exception as she stepped out to dinner in a pair of tight leather trousers, a cream blouse and a light-coloured jacket.

The 33-year-old actress was flanked by several burly body guards as she made her way to dinner with a friend.

While Katie looked stylish the strain of recent weeks, her split from Tom, and their legal battle over Suri was plain to see on her face.

Single and ready to mingle? The 33-year-old actress looked effortlessly chic as she made her way to dinner

Strain of recent weeks: Katie appeared tired but still managed to raise a slight smile for the cameras

The former Dawsons Creek star appeared exhausted but still managed to raise a smile to photographers as she made her way into the eatery.

Of course Katie may well have been tired owing to her fun-filled day out with daughter Suri at the zoo.

The actress, who now has sole custody of daughter Suri, surprised the world - and the actor himself - with a carefully executed split which included moving apartments, switching to a disposable mobile phone and changing her security.

In good company: The actress was accompanied to the meal by her team of big and burly security men

Legal battle: Katie has been granted sole custody of Suri

Now an American magazine is reporting that the 33-year-old sought counsel from Nicole, 45, in an effort to avoid the same fate as the Australian actress, who now rarely sees the children she shares with Cruise, 50.

'They've spoken over the last few weeks,' an insider is quoted as telling Us Weekly magazine.

'Nicole has been supportive, saying she's been through it too and to hang in there.'

Sporting a sexier image: Just days after filing for divorce Katie was seen flashing some flesh in this revealing top

The higher the better: Katie was seen sporting super high heels just three days after filing for divorce. The actress tended to avoid heels while married to the short actor

Meanwhile, another report has poured cold water over Katie and Tom's divorce settlement, branding it a shame.

Under the agreement Katie has got sole custody of Suri - and both couples have restrictions on what they can tell Suri about religion, including Scientology of which Tom is an avid follower.

But according to Star magazine, that is not going to stop the Top Gun star from indoctrinating his daughter into the faith.

The 50-year-old actor has planned Suri's indoctrination into the religion for many years, and will not go down without a fight, a source tells the publication.

'Tom will do whatever it takes to make sure he comes out on top,' a source told Star.

'Everything is going on the line - the homes, the jets, the money in the bank. He’s worth up to $250 million, and he’s made it clear that he’s willing to spend every last cent fighting for Suri.'


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